The Amalfi region is truly one of the most idyllic on earth. From the time of Etruscans to present movie stars, this has been area that has long enchanted travelers. Sundry excursions during this week-long Amalfi culinary vacation will take you from the posh island of Capri to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, and the cobblestoned medieval streets of Amalfi at the cliff’s base. An expanse of precarious road will take you between villages, running through lush greenery and vineyards nestled in the folds of the jagged cliffs.
Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi is situated about 10 km from Sorrento. It is one of the “pearls” in the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, facing Capri. The site of your Amalfi Coast culinary vacation will be a lovely four-star relais hotel of only seven rooms (and five suites) situated on one of the hills of Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi. The villa was originally built in 1892 for a rich German aristocrat as a luxurious residence. It has recently been painstakingly restored and is now a splendid hotel, complete with impeccably furnished interiors and a fine ambiance. There are also three recently completed apartments on the property. The facilities include a gorgeous 15 meter swimming pool with jacuzzi and sauna, tennis court, outdoor dining, wine bar, exercise room, and lush vegetation. Just completed is a charming cantina in the main building (complete with Cuban cigars) and an incredible wine cave with premium wines from Italy, France and Australia. The relais has also acquired a breathtaking private beach, with shuttle service from the hotel.
Rate: $2,890 per person
*Private, en-suite accommodation in your Amalfi villa
* 5 cookery lessons with local Italian chef
* Day trips to local towns such as Positano and the Island of Capri
* All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
Your itinerary – 8 days, 7 nights
Vacation Day 1
Your Flavours transfer will meet you at Naples Airport (travel time: 1 hour 30 min approx) and take you to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner prepared by our local chef.
After breakfast you have your first cooking lesson with the chef, enjoying the results for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish. Dinner is prepared for you at the villa.
After breakfast, the group will visit the island of Capri. The boat leaves from Amalfi harbour (approx 1 hr journey time.) Enjoy a day sightseeing or shopping at leisure. Lunch will be at a local trattoria. You will return to the villa in the late afternoon (5pm last sailing) Dinner will be at the villa.
After breakfast, you will have your second hands-on cookery lesson and then have lunch at the villa. In the afternoon, the group will visit a Mozzarella di Bufala producer and have a private tour and tasting. Dinner will be at the villa.
Another cookery lesson this morning and then lunch. The afternoon is yours to relax by the pool or enjoy the breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast. Dinner is at the villa.
This morning is your fourth cookery lesson followed by lunch. The afternoon will be spent in Positano and Sorrento with a chance to explore and do some shopping before dinner at a local restaurant.
After breakfast you have your final cookery lesson and lunch. Enjoy your last afternoon relaxing at the villa and in the evening a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.
After breakfast and some time to relax, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Naples Airport for your flight home.
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